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Odin's Day 
14th-Apr-2010 07:24 am
Happy birthday to ariesd!

Happy early birthday to goblin-goddess wirewalking, pro-feminist superhero jimhines, the delectable swashbucklr, and fabulous fullstop thegreenyear, who advance a year tomorrow!

I am beginning to disbelieve in a world without tired.

Explo Fundraising
Auctions have begun! If you're offering an item, send me pics and a description - to my Gmail, please, as LJ comments get lost in the shuffle. Thank you!

And for those who want to alter he course of the story we'll be spinning next week:

Video of the Day
This is Our s00j and Our K, who we love and miss so much!

Quote of the Day
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
-- Niels Bohr

I'll be going straight from work to the bus station, and will be at that conference in Vermont all day tomorrow. Expect bankrupt pants.

Link Soup
* Travelling while disabled: how to survive. I still need to write my post about planning around disability at a con...
* Susannah Breslin, total asshole. (In a reversal of usual internet fuckery, the comments here are great!)
* Nancy Schwartzman on confronting her rapist
* Oi, Bostonians - TMBG shows next week, one free, two for charity! I'm definitely hitting the free one, at least; who's with me?

Daily Science
Gene identified for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy


This has massive fucking implications, you guys. SUDEP is this big scary thing that is like the SIDS of epileptics, wherein you just up and die, no warning, no sense or reason, no idea why, you just drop dead.

They're not on human testing yet. But when they are, I want that test, so I can either know I'm at risk and deal with it or know I'm not and not have to be so damn scared of it.

Work, including a BARCC blog post that will quote karnythia and popelizbet.
3-hour bus ride to Vermont. Three hours sitting in a place where I don't have to do laundry/dishes/whatever = writing time comma dammit; I'll be charging up the netbook at work today.
Date night with swashbucklr.
Conference all tomorrow, then a laaaate bus home. Like, I'll be rushing to catch the last bus out of Harvard Station.
14th-Apr-2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
I am quite sad that the timing doesn't work out for TMBG. Were the free one an evening concert, I'd totally be able to make it!

Happy early birthday to... the delectable swashbucklr

Aw. ;)

I expect birthday wishes in person tomorrow!
14th-Apr-2010 01:17 pm (UTC)
And you shall have them. ;)
14th-Apr-2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
squee, it's my shadesong birthday greeting! thank you!

currently planning a pendant for the auction; hopefully that will be done this weekend so i can send pictures.
14th-Apr-2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
I will start praying now that you don't have the gene.
14th-Apr-2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Breslin's rebuttal seems to indicate that she still thinks that being triggered is the same thing as being offended.
14th-Apr-2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
Wow. Epic stupidity.
14th-Apr-2010 03:01 pm (UTC)
This makes me really miss spinning fire.
14th-Apr-2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
>>I am beginning to disbelieve in a world without tired.

Where? Where? Do you think you can give me directions?

My connection is kind of glitchy right now, so if I post the same reply twice, please forgive me.

The news about SUDEP is huge. Not just because you may be able to find out if you have the gene, but because identifying that gene brings them closer to being able to prevent it. I think I've told you before that I had no idea such a thing existed until a friend of mine died of it at age 30 in 2003.

The poi video is really cool--I love that they were able to make it such a sensual performance.
14th-Apr-2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Sending SUDEP link to jeraimee. Thanks!
14th-Apr-2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Okay, how the hell does anyone think trigger warnings on the Internet are new?

Not that they've been part of my online experience for over eighteen years (admittedly under slightly different names -- we used to just call them spoiler warnings, same as with media). Of course not. That would imply that anything which happened before the Bloggening Time isn't really real, right?

14th-Apr-2010 07:14 pm (UTC) - Awesome vid
Where/when was that done?

I'm sort of interested because I think it has the same visual effect that I've seen in some of my photos of spinning and been unable to identify. At first I thought it was something in the subject field, like faintly illuminated smoke, or refraction in heated air, but I'm slowly coming to believe it's a film effect, like lens flare.
16th-Apr-2010 01:45 pm (UTC) - Re: Awesome vid
No clue, sorry!
16th-Apr-2010 05:17 am (UTC)
The news on the SUDEP gene becoming testable are tremendous. As soon as I can, I'm going to get the test for the pancreatic cancer gene. Good luck to you, brave, wonderful 'Song.
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